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Azure Monitoring Expert - September

Remote, Remote
For one of our Düsseldorf-based clients we're looking for a freelance Azure Monitoring Expert:

​Project description: Hosting and Cloud Technologies (HaCT) monitoring team defines monitoring standards and evaluation framework to help monitor different azure components (IaaS & PaaS). This team provides the guidelines to the application teams to set up monitoring of their azure resources following the standards.

Task description
  • Design and implement E2E monitoring strategy for Azure using Cloud best practices. Define long term monitoring roadmap and agree with the the client stakeholders (agreed by the client stakeholders).
  • Manage all cloud monitoring activities – configure and maintain all monitoring agents (and configuration thereof), including all deployment and ongoing maintenance/update activities.
  • Organize check & test monitoring rules to monitor azure infrastructure capacity with alerts for compute, storage and network.
  • Organize the development of workbooks & creation of azure dashboards to understand the status of all resources of business applications in Azure portal after results are presented and approval provided from the client HaCT team.
  • Oversee the implementation of the end-to-end process to monitor the availability of different azure services with Azure Health and also by enabling app insights web tests.
  • Develop guidelines to implement application performance monitoring & alerts with app insights resources.
  • Organize the custom alerts using kusto queries in log analytics and standard alerting rules for all Azure Virtual machines.
  • Periodically (monthly) validate the twilio (SMS & Voice forwarding) configuration and check SMS notifications are delivered to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Bring the integration between Azure alerting and SNOW incident raising to the next level making use of the SNOW API’s.
  • Oversee the redirection of alerts to different systems and then decommission Request Tracker (custom ticketing system).
  • Consult the client’s security team to implement Azure Sentinel as the new SIEM.
  • Define & implement monitoring framework for Azure PaaS services.
  • Provide recommendations into the client’s AIOPS initiative to extract further insights/value from the client’s monitoring data.
  • Coordinate with application teams and other technical teams within Hosting and Cloud Technologies (HaCT), to resolve complex problems and recommendations about system / process improvements to the client.
  • Provide remote workshops/training with recommendations and solution suggestions to the client after each improvement measure.

  • Good knowledge on infrastructure monitoring tools (Zabbix / Dynatrace / datadog etc)
  • Azure monitoring skills:
  • Agent deployment and management for IaaS services
  • Configuration of PaaS services for monitoring
  • Configuration of Azure alerting
  • Log analytic and Kusto experience
  • Experience of Windows/Linux operating systems i
  • Team leadership skills – communication, organization, team work, customer orientation & ability to innovate
  • Problem solving & interpersonal skills

Nice to have:
  • Zabbix experience (to complete our migration off Zabbix to native Azure monitoring)
  • Experience of integrating monitoring tooling with Service Now

Project start: ASAP
Project duration: 5+ months
Project location: 100% Remote

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